GFM Network News

Canada’s Agriculture Day coming soon

Celebration to be held on Feb. 13

Reading Time: < 1 minute The second annual celebration of Canada’s Agriculture Day will be held on Feb. 13. The day highlights a sector of the economy that employs one in eight Canadians. Last year’s Agriculture Day was marked by hundreds of events across the country and by food conversations conducted through social media. Individuals are encouraged to make a […] Read more

Grants available for minority language groups

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada is again donating $50,000 from the FCC Expression Fund to encourage the use of Canada’s official languages in communities across the country. Successful projects receive between $2,000 and $10,000 to fund initiatives that could include community centres, libraries, daycare centres, art galleries, and projects such as workshops and festivals. Community and volunteer […] Read more

Get up to $25,000 for worthy projects in your community

Application deadline is April 17

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from rural community groups for its AgriSpirit Fund, which will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. For the past 14 years, FCC has awarded registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada between $5,000 and $25,000 for various community improvement initiatives. Past projects […] Read more

The recently concluded FCC Drive Away Hunger collected enough food for 6.7 million meals, far surpassing this year’s goal.

Food bank drive collects millions of meals

Reading Time: < 1 minute The recently concluded FCC Drive Away Hunger collected enough food for 6.7 million meals, far surpassing this year’s goal. The donated food was given to food banks, which assist 850,000 Canadians every month, with children accounting for 36 per cent of that number. There are more than 500 food banks in the country, with about […] Read more

Food bank donation drive underway

Reading Time: < 1 minute Farm Credit Canada and its partners across the country launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign with a goal of providing four million meals for Canada’s food banks. FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tours will take place next month in B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. FCC is also collecting food […] Read more

Alberta community groups receive funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fifteen groups in Alberta are among the 78 rural Canadian organizations receiving $1 million in grants from Farm Credit Canada’s FCC AgriSpirit Fund this year. The fund awards between $5,000 and $25,000 for community improvement projects, such as hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres, and community […] Read more

Nearly 60 Alberta 4-H clubs receive FCC funding

Clubs can get up to $500 for activities and events, and the next application deadline is in the fall

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fifty-seven 4-H clubs in Alberta have been given a combined total of $27,750 by Farm Credit Canada to support various local events and activities. In all, FCC gave out $130,000 to 263 4-H clubs across Canada, part of its $1-million, four-year commitment to 4-H Canada. In addition to supporting local 4-H activities, it supports national […] Read more